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Demo: the Movie

This film is about the art and theatre of delivering scientific demonstrations, why we do them and how to ensure they deliver the desired learning outcomes. It is important for teachers to consider what it is they want students to observe before carrying out a demonstration. Alom Shaha describes a technique called ‘Predict Observe Explain’. He talks to magicians to see what their profession has to offer science teachers in ensuring that students focus their attention and are engaged in the demo. A visit to the Centre for Life in Newcastle shows how science communicators learn to give exceptional demonstrations. This resource was funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.


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